This series was shot in the vibrant, neon – soaked cities of Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The images illustrate our fascination with the energy of urban taxis at night: they glow with a sense of urgency in the business of someone’s journey playing out. The way the landscape of the city can interact with the reflective surfaces of the taxi is often overlooked – these images aim to capture that light play with the energy and bustle of city life and the stillness of the individual within it.
They were shot hand-held on medium format from some precarious locations, such as on highways and at lane intersections. As with all our personal projects, they are presented as shot. We see the process as cathartic rather than as a critical one, and this dedication to ‘in – camera’ purity establishes a predominant focal point for our personal practice.
Alex & Cocco are commercial, advertising and still-life photographers, based in London.
Distil Ennui: is a collection of works that attempt to capture the beguiling beauty of life’s everyday conﬁnements, re -proposing the ordinary, the displaced and the overlooked.